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Sep 1, 2010 12:00am PDT
anniversary of farm aid. we are glad you joined us. >> all i know is his name is james and he needs extra help with his reading. >> i am james. >> yes. >> to everyone making a difference, you help us live better. >> with every question and every answer, nationwide is proud to join tapis in working to remove obstacles to empowerment one obstacle at a time. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from the words like you. thank you. -- from viewers like you. ed thank you -- thank you. >> i am pleased to welcome norah jones to this program. she is on tour in support of her most recent cd. you can pick up a copy of her next project, a copy of many collective collaborations, and on october 2, she will be in milwaukee with an all-star lineup to celebrate the 25th anniversary of farmaid. before we get to that, here is the video from the song, "chasing pirates." >> ♪ and i do not know how to slow it down ♪ ♪ my mind is racing and ♪ i am chasing pirates ♪ my mind is racing, i am chasing pirates ♪ ♪ my mind is racing, i am chasing pirates ♪ >> we were chatting about tamoxif
PBS
Aug 31, 2010 6:00pm PDT
work we have got to do. to make sure iraq is an effective partner with us. >> this is not yet a country of peace, and it may not be for a long time. after seven years of violence, it is a country that feels itself to be free once again. the acting prime minister, nouri al maliki, announced today that iraq was once more sovereign and independent. the point of the american involvement here, supposedly, was to liberate the iraqi people and perhaps to start a domino effect against other middle eastern dictatorships. all that really happened as a result of the invasion in the short run was saddam hussein was overthrown and the whole country was laid waste. the invasion took power away from the minority sunni moslems and gave it to the shi'a majority. >> it was essentially a disaster. the worst disaster. >> worse than saddam himself? >> definitely worse than saddam. >> the military campaign was devastating. political fallout was marred by carelessness and lack of interest. president bush, shortly before the invasion, seems not to know that iraq was split into sunni and shi'a. his secr
PBS
Aug 31, 2010 5:30pm PDT
of concerns about what the treasury yields are telling us, that i think that september might be true to form. >> reporter: as to why september historically is so grim for stocks, experts have a few theories. some say investors refocus on their portfolios after summer vacation. others speculate many americans sell stocks in the fall to pay hefty tuition bills. suzanne pratt, "nightly business report," new york. >> susie: here are the stories in tonight's nbr newswheel. a mixed close on the last trading day of the month. the dow added five points, the nasdaq lost six, and the s&p 500 edged up a fraction. volume climbed a bit from yesterday's pace-- 1.4 billion shares on the big board and 2.1 billion on the nasdaq. minutes from the fed's latest policy meeting show some members think the central bank should provide more support if the economy weakens further. fed officials eventually agreed to reinvest the proceeds from their huge mortgage bond portfolio into treasuries. single family homes in major cities saw a modest price increase in june. the s&p/case shiller home price index ro
PBS
Sep 1, 2010 12:30am PDT
. i iraqis grew painfully used to burying their dead. the numbers are disputed but at least 150,000 iraqis are thought to have died since the invasion. in 2008 u.s. policy changed, a surege of american troops brought greater stability and the political opportunity for president obama's speech tonight. >> this should serve as a reminder to all americans that the future is ours to shape. if we move forward with confidence and commitment, it should serve as a message to the world that the u.s. intends to sustain our leadership in this young sentry. >> but obama's leadership is being tested at home in the ranks of the unemployed. to show that he is consumed with his own voters number one priority, obama made a necessary but clumsy segway from war to work. >> another task is to put the millions of americans who have lost jobs back to work. this will be difficult, but in the days to come and it must be our essential mission. my essential responsibility as president. >> obama campaigned and won that presidency on the promise of bringing american troops home from iraq. today is an important
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